Discussion in 'Prepping Talk' started by elkhound, Oct 9, 2019 at 7:03 AM.
this is daily survival..threshing wheat on roof top in Nepal.
Lots of hard work with little production. Someone, maybe Caribou suggested that growing potatoes in tough times would be a much better crop to grow.
I'd never get to the roof. Those "ladders" don't look safe to me. I could see me rolling one and falling over to the ground.
It looked pretty efficient to me, so I did a little research and found that a man with a flail could thresh about 7 bushels (420 pounds) of wheat in one day. https://www.lhf.org/2015/07/grain-harvest-and-threshing-time/
The beauty of wheat is that it stores longer than anything else we can grow, and is a multipurpose food. When sprouted, the nutritional profile of wheat skyrockets. I love sprouted wheat tortillas!
And I LOVE those ladders! They look much more stable than the flimsy ones we use today. It certainly does not look like it will roll anywhere, not with their flat backs, plus the sheer weight of it apparently anchors it in place.
I am one of those "height challenged" people who need handrails for everything, though.
Thanks, Elkhound. Keep that good info coming!
theres ladders/stairs built similar in alaska on trails i have been on.built from much larger logs but same concept...i was stronger and more agile back then....it would take practice to get back into that again...lol...rolly polly i am...lol
i assume...you know the saying about that...the ladders in video have flat spots on backside to prevent rolling.
i took this picture 25 years ago...my how time flies !
There are other ways of simple threshing. I tried ordering some of these foot powered threshing machines a few years ago. The sales person couldn't figure out why someone in America would need such a thing.
Me, too! I thought those ladders were really cool.
Yes, wheat will last for centuries, if properly stored. Like gardens and other aspects of life, diversification is important. Have a wheat field, a patch of corn, a patch of potatoes, and more. We never what is going to fail one year due to weather, storms, moisture, and disease.
I want one! I wonder if there are any over weight Amish people? They seem to spend their days working.
If I was to make flour down here it would have to be with eggplantsthey are only thing that grows like a weed. I dried some maybe see if they will grind up?
Someone I know was talking about a restaurant that serves eggplant fries. I am not a fan of eggplant, but I guess there is more to eggplant than eggplant parmesan. There are many things that can be ground into flour or powder. I think you have to use what you can.
I don't likr them either but it may beat starvation if shtf,
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